Cammack Takes Issue With Zuckerberg's Company Policy

Cammack Takes Issue With Zuckerberg's Company Policy

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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February 11, 2022

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have faced sharp criticism from Republican lawmakers over their business practices, and the criticism continues as Florida Rep. Kat Cammack (R) has directed a letter to Zuckerberg where she expresses her concerns over a Facebook internal policy memo regarding the company’s “unchanged human smuggling policy.”

Specifically, the letter questions the Meta platform with Cammack taking issue with Meta’s decision to allow “content soliciting smuggling services and sharing information related to illegal border crossing[s]” as per a press released from the Florida Republican.

Last year, Cammack directed a letter to Facebook, citing “thousands of advertisements and paid content on Facebook” of illegal content.

“As you well know, the ongoing situation at the southwest border is a humanitarian crisis,” expresses Cammack, writing that ‘Cartels exploit individuals seeking to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.” “Due to the record volume of illegal crossings, Border Patrol agends are required to take care of children and process migrants, while their primary role of securing the border is secondary,” she added, noting that this has only resulted in “more humans, drugs, and weapons” that “are trafficked through our southwest border and Americans are left to pay the price.”

In a statement in reference to her latest effort to address ongoing concerns, Cammack expressed her disappointment, saying that “Meta has done nothing to moderate this illegal content on its platforms.”

Cammack further informed that she “met with multiple representatives from the company last year who took great care to tell [her] about the steps they were taking, only to find out that their policy has not changes.”

As a result, the Florida lawmaker is calling for the platform to make swift changes to “the company’s policy to explicitly prohibit content that encourages illegal border crossings and trafficking."

The letter comes after Zuckerberg took part in a tense Senate hearing last year.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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